25 March 2010,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 37,500
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000
A PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE WATER BUFFALO GROUP
MING DYNASTY OR LATER
The recumbent water buffalo with a rope trailing back from its nose and with a small mythical beast lying by its side, the stone of pale sea-green color with areas of opaque white and some black inclusions
10¼ in. (26 cm.) long
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